Originally Posted by TedEstes
I'm in the same boat. I have a new Sony SXRD set and I just picked up a Tivo S3. I'm disappointed at the price increment from WoW just to get HBO HD. I have basic cable now + HBO. WoW tells me I need to pick up the "Digital Basic" bundle in order to get a CableCard. That's $20 more a month. Add another $3.50 for the second CableCard.
I also note that WoW in the western suburbs must be different from WoW in Schaumburg. I'm only getting ABCHD and PBSHD in the clear right now. Not a big deal, since I threw an antenna in the attic and I'm getting all the local channels OTA.
The digital basic bundle is worthwhile. Once I signed up for it last year (to get the DIY channel), and I started watching some of the other new digital channels (Biography Channel, Discovery Times Channel, NFL Network, ESPN News, Fox Sports - Central), I kicked myself for not being aware of the digital option sooner.
FWIW, even though I'm waiting on my cable cards to arrive, I hooked up my new Series 3 tonight direct to the coax from the wall (bypassing the digital cable box, which is still hooked up to my Series 2), and I am getting the following channels free and clear...
200 - ABCHD
201 - CBSHD
202 - FOXHD
203 - NBCHD
204 - UPNHD
205 - PBSHD
206 - WGNHD
You might want to do another channel scan on your Series 3, with the cable hooked up straight from the wall outlet & bypassing your analog box, just to see if you pick them up.